: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra
won her first National Award for her performance in
Madhur Bhandarkar’s critically acclaimed film Fashion
Congratulate Priyanka Chopra
The 56th National Film Award for 2009 were announced on Saturday, January 23, 2010.
Talking to Bollywood News Channel over the phone from New York, where Priyanka
is busy shooting for her forthcoming film Anjaan Anjaani, the actress said: “I will give full credit to Madhur (Madhur Bhandarkar) and the crew. I am really honoured. National Award is the biggest honour of our country and I am really honoured to have received one.”
She added.. ‘When Madhur approached me for this film, I was terrified about how complex the character was. But I am glad that I did it.’
The actress also wrote on her Twitter account: “Thank you Madhur, Ronnie, Kangana
, Mughda, Arjan, Arbaaz and the cast and crew!! A huge shout to my team and all of u!! God is kind!!! Yaaaaayyy!!”
Director Madhur Bhandarkar, who has already bagged two National awards earlier for his films Page 3 and Traffic Signal, said he was delighted that his work was being appreciated.
Meanwhile, Best Actor Award (Male) went to Upendra Limaye for Marathi film Jogwa.
Actress Kangna Ranaut
also bagged Best Supporting actress for her role in Fashion. Congratulating Kangna, Priyanka
wrote on her Twitter profile: “Congrats Kangana!! I would not have been Meghna Mathur (Priyanka’s character) without you!! You deserve it!!!”
Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky Luck Oye won the Best Popular Film and Best Film was Rahul Bose-starrer Bengali film Antaheen
Arjun Rampal, whose career got a revival of sorts with Om Shanti Om, got Best Supproting Actor for Rock On.